Thomas R. Jernigan

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Thomas R. Jernigan
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Consul General of the United States, Shanghai
In office
Preceded by Alfred Daniel Jones
Succeeded by John Goodnow
Personal details
Born(1847-02-24)24 February 1847
Barfield, Hertford County, North Carolina, United States of America
Died1 November 1920(1920-11-01) (aged 73)

Thomas Roberts Jernigan (1847–1920) was US consul in Kobe, Japan (1885–1889), and later US consul general in Shanghai, China (1893–1897). After leaving the diplomatic service he was Standard Oil Company's attorney in China, and served as chairman of the Shanghai International Settlement. [1] From 1905, he went into private practice as a lawyer with Stirling Fessenden under the firm name Jernigan and Fessenden. [2]

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Jernigan Road (now, Xianxia Road (仙霞路)) in Shanghai was named after him. [3] He wrote a number of works on Chinese economics.

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  1. Thomas R. J. Newbern, "Jernigan, Thomas Roberts", in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, vol. 3 (University of North Carolina Press, 1988), pp. 280-281.
  2. Fessenden's entry in Men of Shanghai and North China.
  3. Paul French, The Old Shanghai A-Z (Hong Kong University Press, 2010), p. 237.
  4. THOMAS R. JERNIGAN 1847-1920